Cal offensive coordinator Tony Franklin feeling that Berkeley vibe (Mercury news)
Four telltale signs that you’re in Berkeley, California (Daily Clog)
Review: an over the top ‘Vanya and Sonia’ at the Berkeley Rep (Mercury News)
Things you wish you could do on a rainy day in Berkeley (Daily Clog)
City Council to consider eliminating domestic partnership registry (Daily Californian)
Michael Pollan, Chez Panisse team up to support NYC’s Just Food nonprofit (Market Wired)
Chez Panisse owner Alice Waters rallies foodies against fracking (Oakland Tribune)
‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ review (SF Chronicle)
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For much of his career, Oakland saxophonist Steve Heckman has worshipped at the altar of John Coltrane, with every gig a veritable quest to attain the spiritually charged intensity that defined Trane’s epochal recordings of the early 1960s. He left no doubt about his mission with first two albums, 2003’s With John In Mind and 2005’s Live at Yoshi’s. But his new CD, Born To Be Blue, finds Heckman in a more lyrical state of mind, focusing on American Songbook standards like Berlin’s “How Deep Is the Ocean,” Van Heusen’s “I Thought About You,” and Schwartz’s “Alone Together.”
TELEGRAPH AVENUE CHARRETTE Berkeley Design Advocates is holding a two-day charrette jointly with the Telegraph Avenue Business District on Friday Sept. 27 and Saturday Sept. 28 with a view to brainstorming ideas for a better Telegraph Avenue. BDA, a membership organization of planners, architects and engineers that works to support good planning and design in Berkeley, says the goal is to “develop concepts that will serve as a catalyst for the revitalization of Telegraph Avenue through public improvements and private development projects.” (Read the full statement with details of the charrette’s objectives.) It’s the second charrette organized by BDA. Read about the first one, reported by Berkeleyside, which was held in the spring of 2012. If you would like to participate in the charrette process, you are invited to join a walking tour of the study area on Friday Sept. 27, which starts at 3:00 p.m. from the First Presbyterian Church and is expected to take about two hours. Questions? Email Phil Henry (Phil@the architects.com) and put “Telegraph Charrette 2” in the subject line, or call him on 510.526.7904. (more…)
In the last few months, Americans’ expectations about government interference in their lives has been turned completely upside down. Edward Snowden’s leaks have shown that the National Security Agency has paid millions to Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Microsoft, as well as telephone companies, for data about its customers. The government has information on hundreds of millions of its law-abiding citizens.
A man was hospitalized after walking into the roadway and being struck by a car in West Berkeley last week, authorities reported this week.
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